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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Super Eight Schedule of T20 World Cup 2009

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India vs Ireland Live Updates: 10 June 2009



Eight teams have already ensured their progress to Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup 2009. The tournament, which kicked off on 5 June 2009, has already seen a number of upsets being taken place so far, no body knows what is still waiting for the cricket fans in the remainder of the tournament. The tournament started with an upset when Netherlands defeated England in the opening match of the tournament at Lord’s cricket ground. Later on, Australia got eliminated from the tournament, having defeated by West Indies and Australia. Bangladesh followed Australia’s footstep to get out of the tournament from the group stage, having lost to India and Ireland. The Irish victory over Bangladesh has been the latest of a series of upsets in the tournament.



The 12-team tournament now has 8 teams who will be competing for the four semi final spots in the Super Eight round. These 8 teams are: India, England, West Indies, South Africa, Ireland, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The teams will be divided into two groups of 4 teams each and the two groups are: Group E and Group F.



Here, I think, it is noteworthy that the grouping of the teams is not based on their performance in the group stage. Rather, it is based on the seeding of the teams. Let me explain it briefly. Each of the four groups of preliminary stage includes two seeded teams alongside a non-seeded team. The seeding is based on the performance of the teams in the twenty20 world cup 2007. For example, India was the champion of inaugural twenty20 world cup, while Pakistan was the runners up, and thus, India becoming seeded no. 1 and Pakistan seeded no. 2. According to tournament rules, if any seeded team gets eliminated from the group stage, the non-seeded team will take up the seed of the eliminated team.

For example, Group A includes India (seeded 1), Bangladesh (seeded 2) and Ireland (non-seeded). However, Bangladesh got out of the tournament, and thus, Ireland becoming the 2 seeded team from Group A; no matter whether they finished first or second in the group.



Super Eight Group E

Group E includes A1, B2, C1 and D2. That means the group comprises of India (A1), England (B2), West Indies (C1) and South Africa (D2). The C1 was initially attached to Australia, but as Australia got out of the tournament, West Indies, the non-seeded team in Group C, took the seed of Australia.



Super Eight Group F

The group incorporates A2, B1, C2 and D1- meaning Group F includes Ireland (A2), Pakistan (B1), Sri Lanka (C2) and New Zealand (D1). A2 was the seeding of Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh got out of the tournament losing both the games, and thus, Ireland is given the A2 seed.



This system was applied in ICC World Cup 2007 in West Indies. The main objective of this system is to help the cricket fans who would like to go to stadium to see the matches of their favorite teams. In this system, the cricket fans do not face any problem of buying the match ticket of a particular day during Super Eight round because they know the match dates of their favorite teams beforehand. This system also allows fans to book their air tickets, make hotel reservation for particular period of time and fix many other things for enjoying the Super Eight matches of their favorite teams.



Each of the 8 teams of Super Eight round will play once against three other teams of their group. For example, India will play against all the other teams of Group E: England, South Africa and West Indies. Here, I am giving you the schedule of Super Eight round:



Date

Competing Teams

Time

Venue

June

11

Thu

Ireland

vs New

Zealand

(Group F)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Trent Bridge,

Nottingham

June

11

Thu

England

vs

South

Africa

(Group E)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Trent Bridge,

Nottingham

June

12

Fri

Pakistan

vs Sri

Lanka

(Group F)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Lord's,

London

June

12

Fri

India

vs

West

Indies

(Group E)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Lord's,

London

June

13

Sat

South

Africa

vs West

Indies

(Group E)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Kennington

Oval,

London

June

13

Sat

New

Zealand

vs

Pakistan

(Group F)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Kennington

Oval,

London

June

14

Sun

Ireland

vs

Sri

Lanka

(Group F)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Lord's,

London

June

14

Sun

England

vs

India

(Group E)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Lord's,

London

June

15

Mon

England

vs

West

Indies

(Group E)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Kennington

Oval,

London

June

15

Mon

Ireland

vs

Pakistan

(Group F)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Kennington

Oval,

London

June

16

Tue

New

Zealand

vs

Sri

Lanka

(Group F)

12:30 GMT;

13:30 Local

Trent Bridge,

Nottingham

June

16

Tue

India

vs

South

Africa

(Group E)

16:30 GMT;

17:30 Local

Trent Bridge,

Nottingham

3 comments:

  1. "For example, India will play against all the other teams of Super Eight, except Ireland who they already met in Group A"

    The above mentioned statement is wrong. Team will play three other team of the same group i.e. group E or group F. In this example India will play against west indies, south africa and england. It doesnt play with pakistan, new zealand and Sri Lanka

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  2. Anonymous3:33 AM

    Each team will only play 3 games in the Super 8 round - these are the 3 teams in their group (E or F).

    How does the points system work - will the teams carry their win/loss against the other qualifier into the next round?

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  3. Thank you both of you for indicating the error. It was an unintentional mistake and I apologize for it.
    I will always appreciate your helps like this in future.

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